Mount Vernon Excessive Faculty and Rockland Group School have teamed up with a brand new accomplice to get college students into automotive jobs.
Beneath this system, Ford Motor Firm and dealership Scarsdale Ford take college students who’re into automobiles and switch them into auto tech specialists.
They offered a showcase in the highschool’s automotive store on Thursday night time.
The superintendent, a placement specialist from Ford, the proprietor of Scarsdale Ford and automotive instructors from Rockland Group School have been on the faculty to unveil the brand new program.
College students in Mount Vernon’s automotive program are going to be interning at Scarsdale Ford. They’ll then be capable to get proper to work as technicians whereas engaged on their utilized sciences levels at Rockland Group School.
Earle Mitchell, a Mount Vernon alumnus who develops expertise for Ford, says the advantages run each methods.
The pipeline helps college students make careers, and it additionally helps ford replenish its workforce over time with tech-savvy employees.
Mitchell says the typical age of a Ford technician is 55.
“So we actually want this chance. The scholars are wanted. Their experience is required. Ford is actually devoted to creating certain they’ve the experience to work on our automobiles,” he says.
And when college students come to intern at Scarsdale Ford, they’re going to have numerous the coaching performed.
Ford is even offering a brand new Mustang Mach-E to the auto-shop class to be taught on.
“I believe, by means of this system, you actually discover out who has that curiosity, you realize, who actually needs to work on these automobiles,” says Mitchell.